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March 2011 Blog Posts (12)

holiday working visa

hi everyone, a friend of mine has just lodge his visa but he needs to get it before he turns 31 next month! Does the visa go on the age when lodged or age when granted??

Thanks for any replies xx

Added by Lisa Hoe on March 28, 2011 at 21:46 — No Comments


Born here in Australia, yet living Overseas and in need of your full original birth of marriage certificates for passport, travel, Immigration?

People travelling, applying for their Visas to stay within Australia, Ex-Pats born here, yet living Overseas - when people need their full original birth certificate or marriage certificates for passports, travel and more,…


Added by Julie Sweet on March 23, 2011 at 19:18 — No Comments

to Michael

to mchael why good luck? have  been through process?

Added by Tracey Andrews on March 23, 2011 at 17:29 — No Comments

Awaiting State Sponsorship decision....

Hi Everyone,


Well our electronic form and paperwork was received by SA on the 17th have up to an 8 week wait for their decision.  I have collated and sorted all the paperwork ready for the main visa lodge as we only have 30 days after receiving their decision to get it in.  So with all that sent and done and with Ian Harrop & Associates doing everything for us, all we can do now is sit back and wait..........!



Added by Stephanie Bennett on March 22, 2011 at 21:13 — 3 Comments


WHAT’S IN A NAME? There are domain names, dot-nets, dot-coms, with dot just about everything else, not to mention business names, company names, trademarks and then there are aliases and YOU.  

Thousands of people for various reasons change their names every year throughout Australia and many more want to change, yet never get started because they don’t know how. 

In Australia you can no longer change your name by deed poll at a Land Titles Office, so how would you change… Continue

Added by Julie Sweet on March 20, 2011 at 10:36 — No Comments

Tools??...110v or 220v

My question is to tradesmen or women moving or have moved down under, is it worth shipping my kit of 110v power tools down under where i know they use 220v on site? I'm hoping that i can bring my transformer and that i'l be able to work my kit off of that, but is this acceptable on Australian building sites? I'm a carpenter and carry a lot of equipment which iv collected over the years and paid a lot of money for and it would be a pity to sell all up and start again, any help would be… Continue

Added by Alec Colville on March 18, 2011 at 12:42 — 2 Comments

where to go

Brisbane/Gold Coast area or Melbourne. Have quite a large network of friends in Melbourne(husband is Australian) but worried the weather will not be what i am looking for.....Only a couple of friends Brisbane way. Husbands family live north of Melb in country NSW. I cant decide. How warm is the sea water in Melbourne.. i dont want to go and have Cold Cornish like seas! want sea i can get into.... any ideas, experience, advice or thoughts welcome

Added by Claire Nicholson on March 15, 2011 at 8:50 — 1 Comment

101 questions

We are just waiting for approval from VETASSES of my husbands skills as a joiner which we are hoping to have within the next few days. Can anybody tell me how long it normally takes from paying agent to put everything through to australian government to you being granted the visa (if succesful.) Also is there a time limit that I would have to wait after entering the country before gaining employment?  So many more to ask, will leave them for another time.

Added by Alison Frosdick on March 8, 2011 at 15:49 — No Comments

Diabetes Type 2

Me and my husband are thinking of emigrating to Australia but my husband has type 2 diabetes.  We visited the Down Under Live show yesterday in London and asked an immigration expert if this would be a problem but even he didn't seem to know!  I have been looking on the internet but there doesn't seem to be much information on it.  Has anyone got any knowledge/advice on this?  Thanks

Added by Claire Burns on March 7, 2011 at 16:48 — No Comments

spouse visa

i have become a citizen by descent hooray. So now filling forms out for the partner visa for my partner and our kids. With this form I have to include a sponsor form does anyone know what they look at to see whether you can sponsor your partner and how much they possibly like to see?

Added by jo on March 2, 2011 at 11:46 — 1 Comment

The Journey So Far.....

Hi Everyone,


I just wanted to write to let everyone know our journey so far.  After reading on different forums about nurses trying to emigrate and either not knowing where to begin, or like myself getting confused along the way.  I thought if I told you our journey it may help others along the way.  Here goes....


It started in Jan 2002, when my husband and I decided to take our 2 daughters (then 4yrs & 9yrs) on holiday to Sydney, Australia to visit my…


Added by Stephanie Bennett on March 1, 2011 at 23:14 — 5 Comments

Can anyone recommend a removal /shipping company?

My partner has been offered a transfer with his employers, to Perth on a 457 visa. We are trying to sort our belongings etc and are unsure which removal/shipping company to go with. Please can anyone recommend one that they have used?  We know that it's not always "the cheapest is the best" so would be grateful for any help. We currently live in Reading UK.

Many thanks


Added by Sue Hemming on March 1, 2011 at 11:55 — 2 Comments

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